The Arrhythmia Section within the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine offers a two-year fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (CCEP) designed to provide comprehensive subspecialty training for individuals planning to pursue a career in this field. Lahey Hospital and Medical Center has a complement of 3 ACGME-accredited positions in which 1 or 2 fellows are selected through the National Residency Matching Program on alternate years to fill those positions.
All fellows will have completed the required three-year training in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at ACGME-accredited or equivalent training programs. Fellows are expected to be able to function at a level commensurate with such experience.
The Lahey program is predominantly clinical in its focus, with a wealth of clinical material from which to derive practical educational experiences. Fellows should expect to participate in 800-1,000 procedures over the course of two years, far exceeding the COCATS requirements for CCEP training. After the satisfactory completion of this fellowship, the graduate will be capable of serving as an independent consultant and specialist in clinical cardiac electrophysiology.
The collaborative relationship between attending physician and trainees in the delivery of patient care is at the core of this Program; the provision of high-quality patient care is the fundamental vehicle for teaching and learning of all the required competencies. Clinical training is augmented with daily intracardiac electrogram reviews, weekly conferences used for journal club, case studies, didactic lectures and research meetings. Fellows are encouraged to participate in scholarly activities including publication of case reports, independent research and projects focused on quality improvement and patient safety. Each fellow also participates in a longitudinal ambulatory clinic with a weekly, supervised half-day session in which they learn and master outpatient arrhythmia management.
Our faculty consists of six board certified electrophysiologists, each with a faculty appointment at Tufts University School of Medicine. We also have a highly skilled team of eight advanced practitioners who work in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Fellows will participate in three primary clinical rotations:
- Invasive EP lab: 2 out of every 3 weeks
- Inpatient consult service: 1 out of every 3 weeks
- Ambulatory clinic: Half day per week
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is the primary site for all rotations however, senior EP fellows will also have the opportunity to rotate through Beverly Hospital for both clinic and lab experiences in a community hospital setting.
Interested fellows should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and will be selected for fellowship in the fellowship match with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Please visit of the ERA and NRMP websites for important dates and timelines.
To learn more about the Lahey EP program and faculty, click here.
Jonathan S. Silver, MD, FACC, FHRS
CCEP Fellowship Program Director
CCEP Fellowship Coordinator